Scenes in the Thirty Days War Between Greece & Turkey, 1897

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J.M. Dent & Company, 1898 - Greco-Turkish War, 1897 - 292 pages
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Page 63 - I cannot see what flowers are at my feet, Nor what soft incense hangs upon the boughs, But, in embalmed darkness, guess each sweet Wherewith the seasonable month endows The grass, the thicket, and the fruit-tree wild...
Page 113 - Ah, with the Grape my fading Life provide, And wash the Body whence the Life has died, And lay me, shrouded in the living Leaf, By some not unfrequented Garden-side.
Page 249 - Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend, Before we too into the Dust descend; Dust into Dust, and under Dust to lie, Sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer, and — sans...
Page 230 - ... petard to tear them. The ramparts are all filled with men and women, With peaceful men and women, that send onwards Kisses and welcomings upon the air, Which they make breezy with affectionate gestures. From all the towers rings out the merry peal, The joyous vespers of a bloody day. 0 happy man, O fortunate ! for whom The well-known door, the faithful arms are open, The faithful tender arms with mute embracing.
Page 236 - CLEON the poet, (from the sprinkled isles, Lily on lily, that o'erlace the sea, And laugh their pride when the light wave lisps "Greece")— To Protus in his Tyranny: much health! They give thy letter to me, even now: I read and seem as if I heard thee speak. The master of thy galley still unlades Gift after gift; they block my court at last And pile themselves along its portico Royal with sunset, like a thought of thee...
Page 283 - It is very easy for comfortable Englishmen, whose greatest risks have been run in a football match, to sneer at a povertystricken and long oppressed people for want of courage in face of enormous odds ; but when I hear them, there rises before my mind a picture of the thin blue...
Page 3 - There was a general opinion, at any rate, that, whether something was done or not, the days of the Turkish Empire were numbered. The Sultan appeared to have been smitten by that insanity which is known to precede destruction by heaven ; and it was therefore illogically argued that heaven wished to destroy him. People who hesitated to stake a penny on the protection of the helpless, found justification in the text, " Vengeance is mine : I will repay, saith the Lord...
Page 284 - In the near East, Greece is still what she was of old, the one point of enlightenment and freedom, the one barrier against Oriental darkness and oppression. When greater Powers were hesitating through fear or selfishness, she alone had the courage to strike another blow against the barbarian despotism which still holds so many of her race in bondage.
Page 74 - Yet that day for the first time I was to see the shedding of blood and to hear the cries of the wounded.
Page 2 - Rosebery came forward with the assertion that the obligations of a treaty could not be expected to last for twenty years, it was felt that a good deal of self-defence, explanation, and historic parallelism was needed before such an excuse could be made to appear decent.

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